Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -
There is a new cosmetology school in Bay St. Louis that teaches students more than how to cut and style hair. Unique Transitions Training Center also teaches life skills students will need to secure sustainable employment.
In addition to cosmetology and barbering, the school will also help students with reading disabilities or those wanting to obtain a GED.
"We give them business skills to teach them how to manage their finances. So we prepare them for the business life out there," said Director-Owner Connie St. Julien-Mims. "We just don't shove them out the door."
Connie Mims has been in the cosmetology field for more than 37 years. She owned a similar beauty school in Indiana and has been director of several others. She believes picking up the trade is not enough. Students must be completely prepared for the job market.
"When you have people who can't read, if they can't overcome that, they really can't go get on a computer and type out an application. So they have to be prepared and someone has to train them. And we need someone to fill in the gap, and that's what I hope that unique transitions will be able to do," said Mims.
She said her school is a win-win for the community.
"It can provide services for the community where they can come in and get hair and cosmetics done at a low price. And it's supervised by instructors, so every hair cut that you get will be gone over by an instructor. Every hair style will be looked at carefully, and when you walk out, you will be satisfied."
The students work at their own pace and can complete graduation within nine months. The Training Center is located on Blaize Avenue in Bay St Louis. So far nine students have enrolled.
For more information about the Beauty School, contact Connie at (251) 472-5187.
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